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Balloon Mapping Kit (retail)

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This kit, offered for sale by Public Laboratory's nonprofit arm, is the result of experiments with balloon mapping They were for sale through Balloon Mapping Kits Kickstarter If you missed the Kickstarter, you can sign up to purchase one here

The kit is based on the more in-depth description of balloon mapping kit materials here:

The Kit Contains These Parts:


The kit ships with paper documentation. (Available on the Guides page for download) The latest editions of:

  • GrassrootsMapping Guide
  • Balloon Mapping Quick Start Guide
  • Balloon Mapping Flight Checklists and Packing Lists
  • (not for first KS shipping, but for later kits?) a 1 page Flight Log


This is important for shipping/online sales:

  • BPIG-PLOTS-125RING 1.25" Dia. Steel Ring = .05 lbs.
  • BPIG-PLOTS-CABTIE 5.5" Reusable Cable Tie = <.05 lbs.
  • BPIG-PLOTS-CARAB GalvanizedSteel eye-ring Carabiner = .05 lbs.
  • BPIG-PLOTS-ELASTF #64 Latex Free Rubber Bands = <.05 lbs.
  • BPIG-PLOTS-LGLOVE Cotton Work Glove, Palm-Coated with Latex, Large = .10 lbs.
  • BPIG-PLOTS-NEOBAL 5.5' Chloroprene Balloon = .70 lbs.
  • BPIG-PLOTS-REEL 8" Hoop Winder with 1000ft 110# line = 1.10 lbs.
  • BPIG-PLOTS-SWIVL 170# test Mighty Mini All-Stainless Snap Swivel = <.05 lbs.